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What is Cybersecurity?

Cybersecurity is the practice of protecting systems, networks, and data from digital attacks or unauthorized access.

What is the best practice to prevent most attacks?

Patch all systems, including Internet of Things (IOT) devices, and enable multifactor authentication on all accounts.

How is a Virus Different from Malware?

A virus is a type of malware attached to an application file. When the application starts, any viruses present also get activated. Often, viruses are spread through e-mail attachments.

Malware is an abbreviation for malicious software. Malware is a software which may steal information, commit financial fraud, or damage an application on your system.

Email Security by the Numbers

On an average day in the Town of Cary:

  • More than 13,000 emails are received.
  • More than 2000 emails are blocked due to suspicion of phishing, spam, or malicious attachments.

Current Threat Landscape

Most social engineering attacks begin with information gathered from social media. Protect yourself and limit your publicly available information.

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